Rebellion is bringing their first-person tank shooter, Battlezone, to a wider audience with the "Gold Edition." Originally a PlayStation 4 exclusive that required the PlayStation VR headset to play, the title was ported to the PC last year, though it still required a VR headset (either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift) to play. Now, they're dropping the VR requirement altogether so friends everywhere can play together.Battlezone: Gold Edition will also include all content/DLC that's ever been put out for the game since its release two years ago. As Rebellion stated in the announcement, "That's all the tank skins, bobbleheads, and horns, as well as the Classic Mode based on the original, iconic 80s arcade cabinet." Nick reviewed the game when it first came out on the PlayStation 4 and while he had a few gripes with the VR experience, he absolutely enjoyed the co-op aspects.
We've added ZeroRanger for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!
Digital Extremes released a new update this week for the PC version of their MMO-ish action title, Warframe. While the update includes the kind of things we usually see, i.e., new weapons and a new Warframe to assemble via finding all its blueprint pieces, then building the pieces, then assembling the pieces, it also includes something we haven't seen in awhile: a brand new Game Mode called "Sanctuary Onslaught."
In a YouTube video announcement, Techland, the team behind 2015’s fantastic zombie-parkour experience Dying Light, announced the sixth free content update to the game: "Snake in the Grass." While this update adds no Co-Op specific features, the entirety of Dying Light can be played in Co-Op with up to three friends, meaning that everything added are Co-Op friendly additions (wahoo!).The full video announcement can be found below, as well as on Techland’s YouTube channel here. Included in the update’s description:You asked for easier access to Subsonic Ammo. We give you Snake in the Grass - including a new Bounty called Subterfuge. Use stealth and decoys to complete the quest without alerting the Volatiles. As a reward you'll get a blueprint to craft as much Subsonic Ammo as you like. Head to the Bounty Board in one of your Safe Zones to start the Subterfuge Bounty.
Gather 'round, everyone, it's that time of month again! Grab a hot cocoa or mulled wine and take a seat as I list the latest and greatest DLC news for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.There are just a couple items on the docket this time around, the first of which is the "Runaways Character and Level Pack" based on Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways comic series (and also a Hulu series of the same name). It's out right now, and for the price of $2.99, you'll get the Marine Vivarium level as well as Nico Minoru, Chase Stein, Alex Wilder, Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, Old Lace, and Gertrude Yorkes added to the character roster. I don't know much about Runaways, to be honest, but if it's a Brian K. Vaughan property, then I am very much here for it.Next up, we've got a little more information on content pertaining to the upcoming Marvel film, Avengers: Infinity War. While an exact date hasn't been given, an Infinity War DLC will presumably drop around the movie's April 27th release date.
Paging all Hunters, hop into Monster Hunter: World right now and tackle the newest monster, the golden Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth. This one's a little special, though; it won't just be you and three of your buddies this time around. Kulve Taroth is an especially "big boi" and thus 16 players must team up to bring him down and craft new gear from his sparkly hide.The announcement of this new "Siege" event came via the Capcom Unity Blog yesterday and along with the event there will be a content update (full notes here). Based on the language in the announcement, it doesn't seem like you'll be able to join in on this special hunt via the usual "Respond to SOS Flare." Instead, you'll either need to gather up all 16 members of your Squad at one time, or join specific Kulve Taroth sessions. Hunters are then divided up into four groups comprised of four hunters each, and while each hunting party will act independently in their own "instance" of the fight, all of the damage/investigation/part-breaking that's done to Kulve is pooled together across all of the hunting parties and all parties will get credit.
Fntastic, the developers that (initially) brought us The Wild Eight, launched a new game on Steam Early Access last month in the form of the multiplayer FPS/action title, Dead Dozen. While the main focus is an interesting blend of PvP and co-op where dead teammates get back up as ghouls (still controlled by the player) that attack their former friends. Today, they release an update titled "Escape" that adds a new strictly co-op mode.The new "Escape" mode allows up to four players to team up online to "beat the various challenges and defeat AI-controlled in your quest to escape from the depths of the mysterious pyramid in the heart of Siberia." Based on the gameplay video they released, it looks like you'll mainly be facing off against human "ghouls" as you make your way through different zones within the pyramid. It's a little less Left 4 Dead and a little more Halo, in a way.Dead Dozen is available on PC via Steam Early Access. The Escape update is available for free and adds a new co-op mode that supports up to four players online.
Yesterday, Bandai Namco tweeted out that Dark Souls: Remastered would not be arriving on the Nintendo Switch at the same time as the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions. Instead, it will now be coming sometime "summer 2018." Perhaps the even worse bit of news here is that the Solaire amiibo is also delayed.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!No specific reason was given for the delay. The Bandai Namco account stated that it was because of "various reasons," while the official Dark Souls Twitter account pointed towards "the nature of causality," which, let's be honest here, is a pretty Dark Souls NPC thing to say. That account then went on to say "Rest assured, this time will ultimately be used to improve your journey to Lordran," and also confirmed that there will still be a beta/network test of the game on the Switch, though the dates for that are still unknown.Due to the nature of causality, we must announce that the Nintendo Switch version of #DarkSoulsRemastered will be pushed back to summer of 2018, and with it, the release of the Solaire of Astora amiibo. PC/PS4/X1 versions will maintain their May 25th release date.
Last year, Blizzard released the limited time co-op "Uprising" event for Overwatch. We had mixed feelings on the matter so we were a bit skeptical when it was recently announced that a new limited time co-op event, "Retribution," would be arriving this month. Turns out Blizzard really did learn some lessons from the last go around and this new event has some good hooks in it for all you co-op enthusiasts out there.The quick backstory to "Retribution" is Blackwatch, the covert ops (and plausibly deniable) portion of the Overwatch peacekeeping group, was tasked with a mission in Venice, Italy eight years prior to the events of the current game. Things go bad (shootout in the streets ala "Heat" bad) and the team, comprised of Genji, McCree, Moira, and Gabriel Reyes (who later becomes "Reaper"), have to fight their way through Talon forces to get to an extraction point.